Tagged: freelance workers

Singapore Insurtech Gigacover to Expand Operations into the Philippines

Gigacover, a Singapore-headquartered Fintech firm that offers gig workers with access to employment/worker benefits, has announced that it’s expanding its operations into the Philippines, which has a 1.5 million+ informal workforce. Gigacover provides freelancer workers with special incentives associated with maintaining regular employment. In statements… Read More

Payfare, a Fintech Powering Instant Payout and Digital Banking for Contractors, Issued Visa Ready Certification

Payfare Inc. (TSX: PAY), a Fintech that’s powering instant payout and digital banking services for contract workers, reveals that it has been issued a Visa Ready certification via the Visa Ready for Fintech Enablers program. The Visa Ready Fintech Enablement program offers partners such as… Read More

Chicago’s Startup Paro, a Provider of On-Demand Financial Expertise, Secures $25M via Series B

Paro has announced a $25 million Series B funding round. The rapidly-growing startup offers businesses with flexible finance solutions through teams of remote finance professionals in order to help them address problems and support their ongoing growth. Paro, a Chicago-based startup “disrupting” the way firms… Read More

Global Card Issuing Platform Marqeta to Help Expand Reach of Payfare’s Payout Services to Gig Economy Sector

Marqeta (NASDAQ: MQ), the global modern card issuing platform, and Payfare (TSX: PAY), a Fintech firm focused on offering instant payout and digital banking services for contract professionals, have formed a new partnership in order to expand the reach of Payfare’s platform to the fast-evolving… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Payfare will Integrate Mastercard Send, Will Offer Real-Time Payments to Gig Workers

Payfare (TSX: PAY) reveals that it will be integrating Mastercard Send into its financial technology platform. This should allow the Fintech firm to expand its real-time payment options for the fast-evolving gig economy. Payfare, which powers virtual banking and instant payout solutions for leading on-demand… Read More

80% of Gig Workers Want Greater Flexibility when Getting Paid, Over 70% Want Payments within Same Day: Report

The team at Branch and Marqeta have a released a Gig Payment Report which covers work and payments in the modern gig economy. The gig economy is transforming the “precedent for work and payments,” the report from Branch and Marqeta reveals. It also mentions that… Read More

Payoneer Research Reveals that Gig-Economy has “Bounced Back” Mainly due to Companies Hiring Freelance Workers

Payoneer Inc., the global payment and commerce-enabling platform, has published a blog post in which it argues that freelancing or the gig economy is “here to stay.” Kareen Friedman (from Payoneer), who focuses on the freelance and service providers sector, writes that it should be… Read More

Gig Economy Is Growing Rapidly in Malaysia but More Inclusive Financial Services are Needed, According to Industry Professionals

The gig economy has been growing steadily in Asian countries like Malaysia, particularly at a time when the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing residents to pick up side jobs to supplement their earnings during these uncertain times. Although the gig economy or temp work opportunities are… Read More

All-In-One Banking App For Freelance Works Lili Secures $15 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Group 11

Lili, a U.S.-based mobile banking app specifically for freelancers, announced on Thursday it secured $15 million through its latest investment round, which was led by Group 11. This latest investment comes just a months after Lili raised $10 million. As previously reported, Lili claims that… Read More

Indian Fintech Slice, which Helps Millenials with Managing Credit Scores, Acquires $6 Million in Capital via Round led by Japanese VC Firm Gunosy

Slice, a Fintech company that provides various card-based products to young people in India to help manage their credit scores, has secured $6 million in capital via a round led by Japanese venture capital firm, Gunosy. Other investors that took part in the round included… Read More

Digital Banking: Fintech Firm Oxygen Launches Payments Platform for Freelancers, Gig Economy Workers in the US

Oxygen, a digital banking platform focused on serving freelancers, gig economy workers, and SMEs, has introduced a virtual banking solution that has been built to offer flexible financial services to millions of US professionals who have multiple income streams, contract work, or freelance working arrangements…. Read More

UK’s International Funds Transfer Service PaySend Partners Pakistan’s JS Bank to Launch Digital Wallet for Freelancers

PaySend, a popular UK-established cross-border funds transfer service, has teamed up  with Pakistan’s JS Bank, in order to introduce the “Freelance Wallet” for freelance workers in the $300+ billion economy. Pakistan is notably the world’s fourth fastest-growing global economy for freelancers, with revenues recording an… Read More

UK’s Starling Bank Adds Molo, Underpinned, Paystream to its Business Marketplace with Over 100,000 Customers

The addition of Molo, UK’s first, all-digital mortgage lender, Underpinned, a career management platform for freelance workers, and accounting services provider Paystream to the Starling Business Marketplace will take the digital bank’s business integrations count to 14. The integrations aim to build on services that… Read More

Q&A: Spur Founder + CEO Glenn Clayton Discusses $8M Series A Funding, Gig Economy & EaaS

Spur, a new Employment-as-a-Service (EaaS) platform, raised $8 million in a  Series A funding round led by Third Prime, with participation from Mark Bezos and Blue Ridge Capital Founder John Griffin. Spur also appointed Bezos to its Board of Directors. This investment marks one of the… Read More

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